With the majestic backdrop of Yosemite Valley, three food concessions—at Degnan’s, Yosemite Lodge, and Curry Village—are refueling points for visitors as they experience the spectacular Yosemite National Park. The park’s facilities had not been updated in almost half a century and seated more people than initially designed to accommodate.
Working with Aramark, members from our brand, architecture, and interior design teams collaborated to redesign the concession venues to maximize nature, improve circulation to move visitors from entry to eating areas more efficiently and celebrate the park’s past and the unique story of each destination.
Rather than creating new statements in a place where nature has already endowed plenty, our team created concepts that enhance each facility with a fresh aesthetic that reflects the future and honors the past. Interpretive design elements detail the Valley’s history and contemporary and future issues such as water usage, wildlife, material sources, and sustainability.
While the natural world is still the star of the show, the renovations to these eateries have improved the visitor experience for all ages and backgrounds. In essence, these concessions serve as “passports” for visitors to share and experience nature on an extensive scale, with Multistudio’s designs spotlighting the beauty and history of Yosemite Valley.